It’s been a while. Again. But I want to be here far more than I can express; this space just feels like home to me. The writing, the communitey (you), the dorky pun title. It’s my virtual home and I’ve owned it for I don’t even know how long (I think I’m nearing ten years?!).
After having Amelie I took time off to be in the moment and soak up every bit of her newborn days that I could. Slowly, as our growing little family rebalanced and discovered our new normal, I longed to get back to writing. But it’s awkward coming back after a long maternity leave. My life has changed so much in the time since I was writing regularly here… should I give you a recap of everything that’s happened since we were bffs? Should I write as if I was never gone? And what the heck should I write about – this has been a lifestyle blog where I write about home diy, travel, food, and photography… so do you really want to hear about my baby all of a sudden?
But finally, last week, I found my answer within my own question. Yes, “this is a lifestyle blog.” It’s my lifestyle blog. It’s about my lifestyle – the changes it goes through, the differences and similarities it has to other lifestyles.
Which made me realize that this blog is my time capsule.
I like to think that someday my kids will sit around reading the pages of this blog, smiling to themselves as they come across similarities in our personalities, feeling love as they read how their parents got married, and laughing at the crazy things their Mom wrote… publicly, no less.
So while this space will get a bit more Mom-ish, it will remain what it has always been at it’s core. I’m undoubtedly going to write about things like what brand of cloth diapers we use, but I’m also going to continue writing about our home renovation, travels, and photography. And I’ll be damned if I don’t talk about food. Because I’d be lying if I said diapers weren’t as much a part of my lifestyle now as our home renovation projects and good food are. Plus I like to think I’m a cool Mom, so there’s that.
Anyway, cheers to you and to the next chapter of this time capsule!